Passive House

The Ultimate Energy Efficient
Building Certification

Passive house is a construction concept that promotes energy efficiency as a means to have a more comfortable, ecological, and affordable building. By combining climate-specific design and energy-efficient building materials and products, construction using the passive house framework can produce savings of up to 90% on heating and cooling bills when compared to regular stick-built structures.

PHIUS (Passive House Institute
US, Inc.)

PHIUS (Passive House Institute US, Inc.) is the leading non-profit organization that certifies builds, maintains build standards, undertakes new research into energy efficient building processes, and trains professionals to become certifiers.

Choose Quaker to Surpass PHIUS Requirements

In order to achieve a PHIUS Passive House designation, commercial projects need to pass a pre-certification and final certification that contains benchmarks relevant to the type of building being constructed.

Windows and doors play a vital role in obtaining these certifications due to their insulating qualities and thermal performance benefits.

The following tables outline what locations Quaker V300 and VuPoint windows exceed PHIUS criteria for passive house projects.

The below tables show total window performance using the following measurements:

U-Factor

This represents the heat flow rate through a window expressed in W/m²·K (SI units) or BTU/hr·ft²·°F (IP units). The lower the number, the better the window system is at reducing heat loss.

Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)

The amount of solar radiation that enters a building as heat. The lower the number, the better the glazing is at preventing solar gain.

Quaker V300 and VuPoint Direct Set

IECC Climate Zone Window Orientation U-Factor (SI) U-Factor(IP) SHGC
South
North, East,
West
Whole
Window
Center Of Glass
Whole
Window
Center Of Glass
                               
Marine
North
0.93
0.646
0.16
0.114
0.236
Marine
South
0.93
0.646
0.16
0.114
0.236
3
0.93
0.646
0.16
0.114
0.236
2 East
0.93
0.646
0.16
0.114
0.236
2 West
0.93
0.646
0.16
0.114
0.236

Quaker V300 and VuPoint Direct Set

IECC Climate Zone Window Orientation U-Factor (SI) U-Factor(IP) SHGC
South
North, East,
West
Whole
Window
Center Of Glass
Whole
Window
Center Of Glass
                               
Marine
North
Marine
South
3
2 East
2 West